Emerald Princess

Emerald Princess Cruise Review

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
Emerald Princess

11 Night Grand Western Mediterranean (Barcelona To Rome)

Sail date: September 21, 2019

Ship: Emerald Princess

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: E105

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

We had a great time on this cruise and it’s a great way to visit several cities and countries in one trip.


4 out of 5
It went very smoothly and actually checked in early. We chose to go into port after check in - the only issue we had was trying to get back into the terminal with our cruise cards as the doorman did not recognise it and tried to stop us from entering.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Dining Room

5 out of 5

The food was great quality! The late dining time was changed from 7:15 to 8pm which was a little too late with teenagers.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

Research the ports you are going to visit and plan excursions either with the ship or on your own.

Ports of call

Naples, Italy

5 out of 5
We took a ship excursion to Pompeii- well worth the trip and highly recommend it. I’m glad we didn’t try and fit other stops into the one day. Our guide Umberto was great.

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

5 out of 5
I love Rome - we booked a private driver with the ship. It was great and we hit most of the main sights. Our driver then dropped us off at the airport as our flight was later that day.

Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy

5 out of 5
We chose a ship excursion- Florence on your own. Information on the bus ride was given and when we arrived we were free to explore on our own. I love Florence and we had a great day.

Kotor, Montenegro

5 out of 5
Very beautiful place but small port especially with multiple ships in port. Take an excursion out of town. We did took a private car (at the port) to a nearby town of Budva and had the best panoramic view on the way back to town.

Corfu, Greece

4 out of 5
We took a ship excursion to a winery- beautiful scenery. Would have liked more time in the town centre.

Messina, Sicily

2 out of 5
I didn’t like this port- should have gone to Mt Etna.

Valletta, Malta

5 out of 5
What a stunning place. We paid €1 pp to ride the lift up into the town and wandered around.


3 out of 5
Not much to do in port as we were there on a Sunday. We also had to pay for a shuttle boat to get into port.

Barcelona, Spain

5 out of 5


5 out of 5
Very easy and straight forward.

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